There are charms made only for distant admiration.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Contributed by: Zaady
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Source: Rasselas, 1759
Among the calamities of war may be numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Source: Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
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